Federation Cup: Sporting Club de Goa beat East Bengal 2-1

Sporting forged ahead in the 18th minute through Victorino, while East Bengal's Sueoka scored the neutraliser in the 59th minute and Beevan D'Mello scored the winner for Sporting Club in the 85th minute.

updated: January 18, 2014 22:44 IST
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Malapurram: Defending champions East Bengal suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Sporting Clube Goa while Mohun Bagan hammered Shillong Lajong 6-0 in the 35th Federation Cup football tournament here on Saturday.

Victorino Fernanades (18th) and Beevan D'Mello (85th) scored either side of halftime to hand Sporting their first win of the competition. Ryuji Sueoka (58th) scored from the spot for East Bengal in the Group B match at Manjeri.

The eight time Federation Cup champions East Bengal were profligate throughout the match with James Moga hitting the bar twice and Chidi Edeh, Sueoka all missing chances.

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